Episodes

Parc de Belloch: the home of Catalonian design  

Show-stopping design firm Santa & Cole takes inspiration from the Catalonian countryside and being just far away enough from bustling Barcelona.

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Monocle preview: June issue 2017  

If you need to get a mobility business off the ground, we explain why the industry’s movers and shakers prefer ‘built in Bavaria’ to Silicon Valley right now. Plus: feeling the need to get your beach body sorted in time for summer? Then check out the fittest HQ in Europe and why not take the stairs – we’re making a case for them. Available now at [The Monocle Shop](https://monocle.com/shop/magazine/other/issue-104/).

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Speciality retail: Barcelona  

Offering the best in local produce and rare wines, Vila Viniteca continues the Spanish retail tradition of a no-nonsense 'colmado' in the historic neighbourhood of el Born.

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Speciality retail: Amsterdam  

The colourful collection of jars with pickles and fermented food pulls customers through the front door of shop-cum-bistro Thull’s.

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Taiwan’s second city  

Discover the charming city of Tainan that is tempting people away from their high-paid jobs in Taipei and Hong Kong.

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Arizona’s date farms  

The arid Yuma desert is home to a surprisingly plentiful crop. We meet the medjool-date technicians reaching for the skies in Arizona.

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Monocle preview: May issue 2017  

If you're in search of a good-looking city to provide a beguiling base for your start-up or residence, our design and property special will be right up your street. We've got all the other details covered too – architects to hire, trade fairs to visit – as well as our usual house-proud line-up of riveting reports and unique photography. Available now at [The Monocle Shop](https://monocle.com/shop/magazine/other/issue-103/).

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Monocle x A. Lange & Söhne  

Monocle Films has partnered with A. Lange & Söhne to uncover the mystery of how to create a sublime timepiece that will last for generations. We delve into the world of horology to see exactly how the masters do it.

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Celebrating fashion in Beirut  

A group of edgy fashion designers and Lebanon’s first-ever fashion school are shining a light on the possibilities for the next generation of creatives.

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Sweden on high alert  

The flare-up in the Baltic region has seen tensions rising in Sweden. We visit Gotland to see what action the government is taking to fortify the island.

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The Monocle Quality of Life Conference, Berlin, Germany  

For the 2017 edition we’re switching the format, pace and pitch. We’ll kick things off on Thursday evening with cocktails and then devote all of Friday to a fast-paced eight hours of discussions, one-on-ones and plenty of Q&A mic time (followed by dinner and some moves on the dance floor). Saturday will feature an architectural running tour and a refreshing dip, followed by a leisurely brunch and gallery tour. Book your ticket [here](https://conference.monocle.com/).

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The Monocle Quality of Life Conference, Berlin, Germany  

For the 2017 edition we’re switching the format, pace and pitch. We’ll kick things off on Thursday evening with cocktails and then devote all of Friday to a fast-paced eight hours of discussions, one-on-ones and plenty of Q&A mic time (followed by dinner and some moves on the dance floor). Saturday will feature an architectural running tour and a refreshing dip, followed by a leisurely brunch and gallery tour. Book your ticket [here](https://conference.monocle.com/).

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Sound of Prague  

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra has struck an international chord, with its redoubtable musicianship attracting big-name pop and music-score clients from Ennio Morricone to Sting.

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Wonderfruit: Thailand's blissed-out party  

Wonderfruit is a festival like no other; a beacon of peace and calm where hedonism takes a backseat. Time to ditch the city attitude, grab a yoga mat and watch the sun go down in the Thai countryside.

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Monocle preview: April issue 2017  

You might have noticed that issue 102 looks particularly dapper – that's because it's our style special. Get the lowdown on hitting some fashion high notes this season with 40 pages of wardrobe wonders, as well as enjoying all our usual reportage and photography tailored to intrigue and inspire. Available now at [The Monocle Shop](https://monocle.com/shop/magazine/other/issue-102/).

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The power of journalism  

What’s the future of media? We take a look into the art of original reporting and see why we devour stories in different ways.

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Animal architecture  

Finding a compromise between an animal’s wellbeing, a farm’s efficiency and local architecture traditions is a fine art and often has to be done with limited resources. For Monocle’s 10-year anniversary issue we pulled on our wellies and went in search of the animal architects who are taking the bull by the horns.

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Monocle Media Summit  

Monocle's first media summit looked at the most influential brands shaping the media landscape and asked whether there is still money to be made from print. Here's our pick of the evening's highlights.

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The Monocle Travel Guide Series: Rome  

From ancient architecture and charming trattorias to unbeatable boutiques, Rome has always been one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Our guide will take you down the city’s lesser-known thoroughfares full of freshly ground coffee and culinary surprises. Published by Gestalten, The Monocle Travel Guide to Rome is available now at [The Monocle Shop](https://monocle.com/shop/books/travel-guides/the-monocle-travel-guide-rome/).

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Making it in Jakarta  

Indonesia’s bounteous resources make it the perfect place for entrepreneurs to set up camp. We meet four enterprising Jakarta residents, who tell us how they are taking advantage of the opportunities in this chaotic city.

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